This cold, second Thursday of December finds us smack in the middle of the High Holidays at the Rockhouse. We celebrate the birthdays of Jerry Butler and Frank Sinatra, and remember the tragic passing of Otis Redding on this date in 1967. During the second half of the show, we welcome Hot Pants in to the studio for a serious workout of great 45 grooves.
This week’s first hour opens with a set of 4+min. 1st-gen ska oldies, then features Stranger Cole and later Toots and the Maytals doing two different songs called We Shall Overcome, and mixes together 2 very similar Roy Richards/Baba Brooks Band collabs. After an all-over-the-map set in the Voovie Doo Lounge, we get to hear what has become Sherwood’s hour-2 hour-ender (all 18 seconds of it!) and the 4(+1)-at-4 features 2Tone, the era, but not actually the label! Well, the Mr. Review track may be stretching it a little. The Lollipop Of The Week spins its first-ever fictitious animated character, Fizzy, and everything now comes with track times!